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Academic Programmes

Annual Field Schools

AfricaArray provides undergraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and other students at African and U.S. universities with hands-on training through an innovative three-week summer field courses based at Wits. These courses are also open to participants from industry and government agencies.

The inaugural field course focused on geophysics and provided physics, math, engineering and geoscience students with exposure to geophysics field methods, modeling techniques and career opportunities.

Additional field courses with emphases on geochemistry, sedimentology/paleontology and structural geology are planned yearly along with the annual Geophysics Field School.

Students accepted into the field school have all expenses paid, including travel, food and lodging.

For more information or to apply, students at Wits, other African universities or individuals with companies and government agencies in Africa should contact Dr. Susan J. Webb, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Wits, 2050, South Africa (susan.webb@wits.ac.za).

This field course is also open to U.S. students from minority-serving institutions. For more information, see DIVERSITY PROGRAMMES.